Photographer Supports Artists in Canmore and Banff

As a wedding, family and event photographer, I like to support fellow artists in Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis. While I no longer work in the media full time, I have many years of experience working as professional newspaper photographer and I still love to be creative in that realm. So I write a weekly Arts column for the local Canmore and Banff newspaper called the Bow Valley Crag and Canyon. My column is called Art for Art’s Sake and has been running every week in the newspaper for over a year. Here are photos of just a few of the awesome creatives who I had the privilege of getting to know a bit better and shining the spotlight on them. To read my columns, please visit and click Local Entertainment.

Canmore artist Pascale Ouelett, who goes by the artist name Bigoudi, sits with her painting called Betsy at the Elevation Hive Art Gallery on Main Street in Canmore. photo by Pam Doyle/


Canmore musician Lori Reid rocks out at a funky location in Canmore. Reid will be presenting The Elements at ArtsPlace on Sunday, April 20, 2019. photo by Pam Doyle/

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Patric Stettler prepares fancy dishes while catering a wedding in Canmore at The Hive Gallery on Main Street. photo by Pam Doyle/

Climbing legend Barry Blanchard of Canmore is suited up for ice climbing. photo by Pam Doyle/

Some of the members of the Ermel family gather around a praying cat offered by their business called Creating Dharma. From left are Amelia holding Winston, Stephanie holding Piper and Stephanie’s husband Dustin. photo by Pam Doyle/

Canmore artist Fraser McGurk kneels with two of his prints including Three Sisters on his left and the 3 and 4 Couloir at Moraine Lake on his right in his Canmore home. photo by Pam Doyle/

Canmore based artist Lynne Harrison stands with some of her latest work at the opening of her show called Transition at the Avens Gallery at 101-710 Main Street. She is wearing one of her Alchemy of Ride active mountain wear tops decorated with her artwork. photo by Pam Doyle/

Carlin Kimble of Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours rests with Hugo, one of her kennel dogs, in the Spray Lakes where they do tours all winter. photo by Pam Doyle/

New World Samurai owner and tattoo artist Don Petersen creates a beautiful work of art on a man’s full back tattoo in his Canmore studio. photo by Pam Doyle/

Abstract artist and printmaker Jennifer d’Entremont displays some of her recent work at her Canmore studio. photo by Pam Doyle/

World-renowned Deborah Nyack, the Harp Angel, plays an antique golden harp in her home in Canmore. photo by Pam Doyle/

Professional wildlife photographer John E. Marriott holds two of his books in front of a painting of one of his photos done by Kate Took in his home in Canmore. photo by Pam Doyle/

Harlequin Romance books author Lauren Hawkeye lays between the aisles with some of her books at the Canmore Public Library. photo by Pam Doyle/

Canmore artist Patti Dyment paints Lake Og, from one of her trips to Mount Assiniboine. photo by Pam Doyle/

Mark Carroll of Banff sits with some of the skateboards he hand painted as his cat Tinkerbell walks across his shoulders at his home in Banff. photo by Pam Doyle/

Canmore resident Tracey Wilkins is a professional jazz, pop and classical singer. photo by Pam Doyle/

Yoga instructor Simmi Latulippe does a yoga tree pose in front of Ha Ling Peak and Quarry Lake on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. photo by Pam Doyle/

Canmore artist Lucie Bause holds paint and a brush in front of the mural she created and painted onto Seventh Avenue in front of the Canmore Civic Centre. The colourful artwork is the first installation of the Canada 150 Mural Project. She invited members of the public to colour in a circle. The Mural project celebrates themes of belonging, inclusion, connection and reconciliation. The art work is temporary but should last a year, she said. Canada 150 inspired murals were also installed in Banff, Lake Louise, Exshaw and Morley. photo by Pam Doyle






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